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PHOTOS: Sakshi Malik's Awesome Medal Win At The Rio Olympics

India has a medal.

18/08/2016 11:29 AM IST | Updated 18/08/2016 11:44 AM IST
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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India and Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) of Kyrgyzstan compete.

Sakshi Malik ended India's 11-day medal drought at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday when she defeated Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in Women's Freestyle 58 kg wrestling. As reported by ANI, Sakshi's proud parents could not help but erupt with joy and start celebrating. Twitter, like always, was there to wish the much-deserving wrestler.

Malik did not have an ideal start. She was trailing 0-5 to Tynybekova but fought back to pull up her score to 5-5, eventually defeating her opponent 8-5 to claim the bronze medal.

Here are some photos of the moments leading up to Malik's victory and her subsequent celebration.

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India and Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ)

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India and Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) of Kyrgyzstan compete.

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India and Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) of Kyrgyzstan compete

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India and Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) of Kyrgyzstan compete

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal after her victory against Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ) of Kyrgyzstan

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates with her team members after winning the bronze medal

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates with her coach after winning the bronze medal

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal

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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal

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(L-R) Valeriia Koblova (RUS) of Russia, Kaori Icho (JPN) of Japan, Maroua Amri (TUN) of Tunisia and Sakshi Malik (IND) of India pose with their medals

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(L-R) Valeriia Koblova (RUS) of Russia, Kaori Icho (JPN) of Japan, Maroua Amri (TUN) of Tunisia and Sakshi Malik (IND) of India pose with their medals

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